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The credit crunch..

.. and the inner workings of the global economy are explained in a splendidly blasphemous fashion by the latest episode of South Park. South Park’s official website doesn’t stream to the UK (although it’s worth trying just to see the apology they’ve put up) but you can find it online, unofficially, here. The other two […]

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Two years

More depressing news. Stumbled across this today on the journalism blog Getting Ink: Indeed, one magazine editor said someone looking to break into journalism should expect to work for free for two years. Yes, you read that right – TWO YEARS. Jesus. I checked to find the editor in question. Journalism.co.uk attributed the statement to […]

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Tree flowers

Spotted this yesterday. If anyone knows what this plant/tree/whatever is actually called, I’d love to know.

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Aden

I should really learn to avoid second-hand book shops. Today I managed to avoid buying a Baedeker’s Guide to Great Britain (1898, including a reference to Tring and the Rose and Crown on page 250), but I did come away with this – Valentine’s Snapshots of Aden (12 real photographs for your album): It is, […]

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Rodchenko & Popova

I’ve been avoiding the Tate Modern lately. None of the exhibits have been that interesting – I was surprised by how effective Rothko’s famous paintings were when I finally saw them a few years back, but I couldn’t be bothered to queue for hours and face the tourist crowds packing his recent Tate exhibition – […]

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Public service announcement

This is geeky. Feel free to turn away now. Ahem. Anyhow, if you’re Googling to find out if you can play Blu-ray movies using a Celeron E1200 processor, as I was just the other day, then the answer is: just about. Google couldn’t tell me the answer then so I’m adding to the sum of […]

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Back from Hannover

I went, I saw, I nearly concussed myself by walking into a signpost (top tip: if trying to compare a map in one hand with an email on your phone in the other, do so while stationary), but I escaped Cebit. And here’s what I learned, in pictoral form. First, the show. It’s as large […]

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It’s show time

Technology trade shows are really, really odd. Most include dozens of halls, thousands of people, not all of whom seem to have any reason at all to attend, millions of electronic doodads worth approximately bazillions of dollars and all soon for the landfill, REALLY ANNOYINGLY LOUD NOISE, meetings conducted despite language difficulties and, every few […]

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